A Goodwill truck containing over 5000 pounds of items donated for Afghan refugees is bound for the Sparta Armory today, Thursday, November 4. Donations from community members have been collected for the refugees at Goodwill SCWI retail locations since September.
“A huge thank you to the generous community members who brought donations to Goodwill for the Afghan refugees,” Vicki Holschuh, President/CEO of Goodwill SCWI said. “The community has been very supportive of the refugees and Goodwill is pleased to play a role to ensure these donations get to the families and individuals who most need them.”
Goodwill will continue to collect donations of new and gently used culturally appropriate warm clothing including sweaters, pants, winter jackets and coats, shoes, boots, sleepwear, underwear and socks for men and women in small and medium sizes.
Most needed items for men: shoes sizes 7-9 and pants waist size 30 and smaller
Most needed items for women: shoes in smaller sizes
Needed items for infants and children include all sizes of new and gently used warm clothing, socks, underwear, sleepwear, shoes and boots.
Most needed items for kids: toddler clothes 2T-5T and shoes for both genders.
Team Rubicon, the organization coordinating donations has also requested laundry detergent pods, shaving razors, Vaseline, baby power or oil, soap and bodywash which can be brought to Goodwill. Donors should tell the Goodwill donation attendant which items are for the refugees so they can be held for delivery.
Visit goodwillscwi.org/refsupport to find the updated list and additional information.